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16 April 2021

Free webinar: Planet Youth drug prevention

Planet Youth is offering an online conference which starts at 1pm GMT on 21 April. The agenda includes a broad overview of its methodology and evaluation of the model along with a discussion on the Prevention Capacity Assessment.

Free webinar: SAM 4/20 & Smokescreen book launch

Join former Congressman Patrick J Kennedy and SAM president & CEO Kevin Sabet for a free webinar on latest data and marijuana science on the pot 4/20 holiday and celebrate the launch of Smokescreen.

Addiction, sobriety and art in the time of Covid-19

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the School of Medicine Basic Sciences will host a conversation between Will Welch, global editorial director of GQ magazine, and the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research on 21 April. Registration is required.

Corporate lobbying disguised as grassroots campaigns

Lobbying as “the next big scandal”: Luke Yates of University of Manchester identifies lobbying tactics camouflaged as grassroots movements amid the Cameron Greensill exposé. This occurs also in the alcohol/drug treatment field: see, for example, pharma and legalisation actions.

“Gambling firms will never take responsibility for addiction”

A former CEO of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust knows well the intransigence of the industry and its failure to recognise and fund treatment for problem gambling. He explains in The Guardian.

MPs pressure government for “urgent” eating disorder funding

MPs and campaigners have renewed calls on the government to increase funding for eating disorder services following a sharp spike in cases over lockdown. Labour MP Olivia Blake coordinated a letter to ministers ahead of the Budget last month, Politics

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